Descendants of Sir Philip de Heveningham of Heveningham, Suffolk
Generation No. 1
1. SIR PHILIP1 DE HEVENINGHAM died 1318. He married JOANNE JARVILLE, daughter of JOHN JARVILLE.
Notes for SIR PHILIP DE HEVENINGHAM:
Sir Philip de Heveningham of Heveningham, Suffolk, by tradition said to be a descended from "Arphaxed, a Knight which watched Christ's Sepulaire"
According to Dutt's Suffolk, the manor of Heveningham was granted to Sir Philip de Heveningham in 1271 and a Galtar Heveningham was Lord fo the Manor in the reign of Cnut. It is claimed that the Heveninghams are one of Suffolk's oldest families. Presmuably their castle was near the hilltop site of the present church. (Source: "The Churches of Suffolk")
In the words of C. E. Carrington, 1967 ..........
"My great-grandmother, Lady Fitzgerald, died at Southsea in 1883 aged 77 years. She brought up her family to believe that were the last survivors of one of the most ancient families in England, the Heveninghams of Heveningham, from whom she had inherited some old documents and a great deal of family pride.
The genealogists of the 17th and 18th centuries frequently cited the Heveninghams as a notable example of an ancient family, settled in their epoymous village since remote antiquity, and passing on their estates in direct male succession from father to son through many generations. As with other such claims, there is documentary evidence, that they were already an established family in the thirteen hundreds, since when there is little doubt about the pedigree. Before the thirteenth century, it bears the marks of having been fabricated by some herald, who collected references to the name, Heveningham, in ancient records and arranged them in a continous pattern. Though we cannot accept this list of names as a genuine family tree, it presumably preserves some historic facts, and may be taken as evidence that Sir Philip de Heveningham, who we can pin down, in the year 1271, belonged to what was then reputed an ancient family."
So we can take it that there is documentary proof of the lineage from Sir Philip de Heveningham onwards.From this Sir Philip onwards there is documentary evidence of the lineage of the Heveningham family.
Sir Philip de Heveningham, married Joanne, daughter and Heiress of Thomas Jerville of Essex, through whom Heveningham to the right to quarter the Jerville Arms, 'paly of six, azure and or'.
It is possible that Sir Philip de Heveningham was the son of Sir Richard de Heveningham and Alice West but this cannot be substantiated.
Public Records Office Reference to Sir Philip de Heveningham and his wife Joan:
C143/131/17 (Item) II Edward II.
Notes for JOANNE JARVILLE:
Daughter and heiress of Thomas Jarville of Essex.
More About JOANNE JARVILLE:
Fact: Of Essex
Children of SIR DE HEVENINGHAM and JOANNE JARVILLE are: